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Spring Crochet, Poem and Godot

1   Attic 24 inspired the project which I have finished today and which is to be a birthday present for Grand-baby T who has a  bed all decorated with flowers and who, I am hoping, will love this. I have thoroughly enjoyed making it and made use of Lesley Stanfield’s delightful book, 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet. Click on any photo in the gallery for detail.

2   I saw this delightful little poem the other day and it just seemed right for today. Snow is expected in Atlanta where my brother and Sister-in-law live and Spring is showing here – not too far away for the rest of you I hope.

Winter Poem – Nikki Giovanni

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
i reached to love them all
and i squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and i stood perfectly
still and was a flower

3    This cartoon came my way via Facebook today and it made me laugh! An ex-pupil who is now a teacher himself wrote to tell me that he remembered studying part of the play when in Year 7. We also worked on one of my favourite poems, The Hunchback in the Park by Dylan Thomas and a non-fiction text on homelessness from Shelter. It was a brilliant  project if I say so myself!

Godot

Godot

 

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Happiness

happiness depends on ourselves - Aristotle

 

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Happiness, philosophy, Postaday 2014

 

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Felted Godrevy

My beautiful and very talented friend, N, made this delightful felted picture of one of our favourite places, Godrevy.

Godrevy Lighthouse by a craftswoman

Godrevy Lighthouse by a craftswoman

 

 

It is where I would rather be today whereas I am nearby in St Michael’s Hospital having my hip replacement done. In four days I should be home and becoming increasingly mobile!

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2014 in art, craft, Godrevy, Postaday 2014

 

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Sunlit Waves, A Lighthouse and A New Cookery Book

It was such a beautiful day today, a clear blue sky and  lots of bright sunlight if rather cold. I was taken to see the sea at Chapel Porth, one of my favourite beaches so that I can hold that memory tight for the next few weeks.

Waves at Chapel Porth

Waves at Chapel Porth

2   We pass this charming little lighthouse on our way down to the beach and today I was able to get a photo.

Lighthouse and puffins

Lighthouse and puffins

3   This afternoon I have been drooling over my Christmas present from daughter No 2, a cookery book, ‘Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache’ by  Harry Eastwood and planning all the baking I shall be doing when I am back on my feet and off my crutches.

New cookery book

New cookery book

Tomorrow is the day and as my lovely and wise Mum used to say, “This too shall pass.”  I must admit to feeling somewhat apprehensive but this time tomorrow I shall have my new hip and be on the road to recovery. I’ve scheduled a few posts for the next week or so until, hopefully, I can start posting again.

 

 

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Good Deed, Reindeer and A Sculpture

1     A cosy indoors day today with rain hammering down and wind blowing, only popping out to pick up the paper. That was when we saw something to make us smile at next door’s front door.  There’s snow expected further North. I doubt we’ll see any in Cornwall.

Reindeer next door

Reindeer next door

2     This good news story came my way so I’m sharing it with you.

A Good Deed

A Good Deed

“Yesterday this pile of blankets was all over the ground filthy, partially wet and frozen having been slept in the night before. I saw a D.C. city worker putting the stuff into what looked like a trash bag. Then this morning I walk by the same spot and see the blankets had been washed and folded… Made me smile”

3    As I unwrapped the present from Daughter No 3 and family yesterday, I began to smile and that smile has not left me! L said she was delighted when she found this small sculpture for us as she felt that it was just perfect and it is!

Mum and Dad and their boat by Sally Dunham

Mum and Dad and their boat by Sally Dunham

 

 

 

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Trelissick Gardens, Roast Ham and The International Space Station

Firstly, I would like to wish all my lovely readers a wonderfully Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

1   We went off to Trelissick Gallery today to see if we could find me a Christmas present. We did! Of course it is a surprise until tomorrow and it is to be my birthday present as well….  Here is a gallery of the lovely views and Christmas at Trelissick for you to enjoy. click on any photo for the caption and to see the detail.

2  It is traditional at our house to roast a ham for Christmas Eve and today was no different except that I made a wonderful crusty topping that was just delicious.

Roast ham with a mustard and maple crust and star anise

Roast ham with a mustard and maple crust and star anise

3   The International Space Station has passed over Britain twice this evening. The first time, 17.22, we were outside and chatting to our lovely neighbours while we watched but it was just too cloudy. The second time at 18.58 we watched it make its way across the sky. What magic! Some parents are telling their children that it is Father Christmas on his sleigh going by!

P.S. In the midst of our celebrations I just want to send my condolences to the mother in Glasgow who saw her 18 year old daughter and her own parents killed by the dust-cart that ran through Queen Street yesterday. What unimaginable horror to lose three precious loved ones at one fell sweep. My heart hurts for her. I send her love and hugs through the ether as so many others are doing today.

 

 

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Ex-Pupil, Mace and Rainbow Yarns

1   It always amuses me when I see this lovely face looking out at me from some merchandise, today, while wandering through the supermarket.  Louis Tomlinson of One Direction was a lovely pupil in my English class many years ago! It’s his birthday tomorrow, so Happy Birthday Louis!

Louis Tomlinson

Louis Tomlinson

2    We are having a goose this year for Christmas dinner and I collected it this morning. This afternoon I have made the stuffing, leaving it now for the flavours to mingle. It has sausage meat with onion, apple, Armagnac-soaked prunes, sage, cloves and mace all mixed together. My mace is from some brought from Jamaica by my Sister-in-law when she went home a few years ago. I did not know until then that mace is the beautiful outer layer of a nutmeg.

Mace around a Nutmeg

Mace around a Nutmeg

3    I realised today that my favourite wool shop, Knitcraft Wool Shop, will be closing early tomorrow and not re-opening until 29th December when I will be unable to go shopping. The other day, I discovered a beautiful project for my recuperation days that requires yarn in every colour of the rainbow. Here they are:

Rainbow Yarns for a new project

Rainbow Yarns for a new project

 

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